Power rating of photovoltaic modules per IEC 61853-1 standard using a new outdoor test method

Meena Gupta Vemula, Jim Joseph John, Joseph Kuitche, Govindasamy Tamizhmani

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    4 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    Photovoltaic modules are typically rated at three test conditions: STC, NOCT and Low irradiance. This paper discusses the power rating of modules at twenty-three test conditions as per the IEC 61853-1 standard using a new outdoor test method. Polycrystalline silicon modules from four different manufacturers were installed on the two-axis tracker and monitored for up to 12 continuous days. In order to obtain the I-V data at wide range of temperatures and irradiance levels, four identical modules were simultaneously installed on the tracker with and without thermal insulators on the back of the modules and with and without mesh screens on the front of the modules. This work investigates the minimum number of days required to perform power rating of modules at twenty-three test conditions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages724-728
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781479932993
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
    Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
    Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 21 2013

    Publication series

    NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
    ISSN (Print)0160-8371

    Other

    Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
    CountryUnited States
    CityTampa, FL
    Period6/16/136/21/13

    Keywords

    • IEC Standards
    • Linearity
    • Photovoltaic Systems
    • Temperature Distribution
    • Temperature measurements

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Vemula, M. G., John, J. J., Kuitche, J., & Tamizhmani, G. (2013). Power rating of photovoltaic modules per IEC 61853-1 standard using a new outdoor test method. In 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 (pp. 724-728). [6744253] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744253